FEMA sets up in Dawson County to help 2019 storm victims

The State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a Disaster Recovery Center in Dawson County to help people in the county affected by the March 9 through July 14 severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding. (SOURCE: Melanie Standiford KNOP-TV).

DAWSON COUNTY, Neb. (KNOP) - The State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a Disaster Recovery Center in Dawson County to help people in the county affected by the March 9 through July 14 severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding.

The agencies, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration, set up in Lexington Thursday at 22 West 7th street. They will be open from 8:00 am-6:00 pm Thursday and Friday through Saturday when they will be open from 8 am to 2 p.m.

Nebraska homeowners, renters and business owners in Dawson county included in the major disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, may apply for assistance for uninsured and under insured damage and losses.

Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed by representatives from FEMA, the SBA, and other federal and local agencies. You should have your social security number, address of the damaged primary residence, description of the damage, information about insurance coverage, a current contact telephone number, a address where you can receive mail, and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

They are providing information on available services, explaining assistance programs, and helping survivors complete or check the status of their applications.

If you cannot make it to a Disaster Recover Center you can register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You can call FEMA's toll-free registration line at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) from 7 am to 10 pm Central Time.

For more information on Nebraska's disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4420.